Impact of Millennials on the wine industry

Wine is just a normal, everyday sort of thing for the young, digital generation.

Every now and then around here we rub our tummies, pop open some Visine and get sentimental. In just 5 months we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of this web site, Stark Insider. I never really expected us to last this long, though I did work for a Japanese tech company...
Wente Chardonnay Wine Review

Chardonnay and California's Livermore AVA go hand in hand. Here's a look at three picks from Wente Vineyards. Plus, a wee bit of Stark Insider reminiscing.
2004 Blankiet Estate Napa Valley Cabernet

Wine Spectator magazine has announced it has promoted eight restaurants to "Grand Award" status -- as it notes today in a post, "the highest recognition for a restaurant wine list." The Bay Area is well represented (and, to be somewhat biased, it could ultimately take all eight slots, no?!), and...
John Legend - Auction Napa Valley

Auction Napa Valley nets $15.8 million, shatters records on the heels of Premiere Napa Valley, the region's other high profile charity event.

Revenge. Best served cold. Just like this epic tower sandwich by Chef Morimoto.
California wine sales continue to grow, up 6.7% y/y in 2014

225 million cases of California wine shipped in 2014. Chardonnay is (still) the most preferred grape.
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather.

Wine is like sailing says Francis Ford Coppola, "You spend a ton of money trying to go a quarter of a mile faster."
Auction Napa Valley

Here's your chance to bid on some of the most interesting life experiences going. A Navy Seal? Wine? Cars? I'm game.
Meals on Wheels Star Chefs Benefit Gala - San Francisco

Meals on Wheels San Francisco benefit raises $2.63 million, will provide 520,000 meals to homebound seniors.